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OFRO Private Equity Independence Manager

Company: PwC
Location: Melville
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

A career in Risk Management, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to advance and foster integrity based decision making and conduct by PwC professionals throughout our organisation. You'll focus on promoting and monitoring compliance with applicable external laws and regulations as well as internal policies and procedures to help manage PwC's regulatory, litigation, and reputational risk. Our Consultations team is responsible for handling PwC employee inquiries telephonically and via email. As part of the team, you'll answer calls, research required information using available resources, and manage and resolve customer complaints. You will also be responsible for documenting information, identifying and escalating priority issues and following up with the relevant party. To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future. As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to: * Develop new skills outside of comfort zone. * Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively. * Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development. * Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations. * Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations. * Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations. * Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making. * Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients. * Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties. * Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points. * Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct. Although most independence knowledge will be attained after taking the role, the candidate will ultimately demonstrate extensive knowledge and proven success performing functions that involve the application of independence regulations/policies in an engagement situation. Job Requirements and Preferences: Basic Qualifications: Minimum Degree Required: High School Diploma Minimum Years of Experience: 4 year(s) Preferred Qualifications: Degree Preferred: Bachelor Degree Preferred Knowledge/Skills: Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success in the importance of independence, risk management, and quality to the firm, and has an understanding of the client engagement lifecycle while emphasizing: * Liaising with PE clients and/or PwC client account teams to receive and analyze private equity fund and portfolio company legal entity structures; * Leading the execution of independence assessments of new affiliates of private equity clients; and, * Advising and assisting portfolio company audit teams with private equity independence matters. Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas: * Liaising with the Independence Office on consultations referred to or from the Independence Office; * Collaborating with Independence, ASSIST and R&Q, and Ethics & Compliance from all lines of services on Independence and training activities and strategic change initiatives; * Managing and reporting project status, and escalating issues to team leaders on assigned daily responsibilities as well as team initiatives and process improvement efforts, with primary focus on the implementation of scope-of-service independence and business requirements through the AFS application; * Leading, coaching, and developing other members of the team; * Utilizing attained independence-related knowledge and client-service experience to match rules to facts and then to make an authoritative decision; * Leveraging business writing skills to articulate PwC's services or document a position taken in a concise manner, especially as it involves project management, resource allocation, problem resolution, and presentation and communications development; * Working independently towards quality completion of projects, keeping supervisors apprised of progress; * Training staff on matters pertaining to the subject matter specialty; * Participating and/or leading special projects; * Working closely with and supporting team leaders and members on consultations or projects involving cross or multiple lines of service; * Developing and maintaining working relationships with client service teams within the various practices and become the focal point of contact for non-audit/non-attest scope-of-services independence questions that may arise; and, * Being self-motivated and taking ownership of learning Independence scope-of-services policies to gain a deeper understanding of independence policies and guidance, and the application of these policies and guidance to engagement situations and other initiatives. For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://pwc.to/coloradoifsmanager. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. 265208 Please note that, at this time, to be in-person at a PwC office, client location or PwC-sponsored events, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. #LI-Remote

Keywords: PwC, New Haven , OFRO Private Equity Independence Manager, Executive , Melville, Connecticut

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